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Date:      Sat, 19 Jan 2008 03:07:54 +0300
From:      Yuri Pankov <yuri.pankov@gmail.com>
To:        peter harrison <four.harrisons@virgin.net>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Build server for ports and world...
Message-ID:  <20080119000754.GD24750@darklight.org.ru>
In-Reply-To: <20080118233237.GA1069@desktop.piggybox>
References:  <20080118233237.GA1069@desktop.piggybox>

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On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 11:32:37PM +0000, peter harrison wrote:
> I'd like to set up a build server at home to save me time when running portupgrade and building world.
> 
> I've read the handbook on this, and I'm happy with the process of NFS mounting /usr/src /usr/obj and /usr/ports etc..
> 
> I've two questions though.
> 
> First, my home server currently runs 6.2-RELEASE - I update it using freebsd-update and it doesn't have the source for world & kernel.
> Is it possible to put the 7.0 source on this and build for installation on my desktop, or do I need to take the server to 7.0 before I do this?

Yes, it should be possible.

> Second, is there anyway of building packages without installing them?
> I'm not keen to put X and all my desktop gubbins on the server when I only need it to build the packages.

Look at ports-mgmt/tinderbox, does exactly what you want :-)

> Thanks for any help.
> 
> 
> Peter Harrison.
> -- 
> "`That young girl is one of the least benightedly 
> unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound 
> lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting.'" 
> 
> - Marvin's first ever compliment about anybody. 

HTH,
Yuri



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